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Sailing at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Mixed One Person Dinghy

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Buiten-IJ, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 2, 1928
Date Finished: August 8, 1928
Format: Eight races, two on the last two days. The 20 competitors were separated into two groups of 10 for the 1st and 3rd races, and two differing groups of 10 for the 2nd and 4th races. Races 1-4 were preliminary, with point-for-place scoring, the top ten finishers advancing to the final four races. Final placements were determined by a majority ordinal system, based on the results of all eight races.

Gold: SWE Sven Thorell
Silver: NOR Henrik Robert
Bronze: FIN Bertel Broman


The 1928 one-person dinghy event was contested in 12-foot dinghies, a very old class designed by Britain's George Cockshott, that was named because the length of the boat was required to be 12-feet (3.66 m). Only 12 boats were provided by the organising committee so competition on the Buiten-Y lake so the 20 entrants were split into two qualifying groups for the early part of the event before ten finalists sailed the remaining four races. With the title decided on the majority ordinals system, the four wins obtained by Sweden's [Sven Thorell] gave him the gold medal with one race still to come. [Henrik Robert] of Norway repeated his feat of four years earlier by winning the silver medal with [Bertel Broman] of Finland rounding off an all Scandinavian 1-2-3.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal RoundRound One

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal MO
1 Sven Thorell 40 Sweden SWE Gold 4 1sts
2 Henrik Robert 41 Norway NOR Silver 3 1sts
3 Bertel Broman 38 Finland FIN Bronze 2 1sts, 2 2nds
4 Willem de Vries Lentsch 41 Netherlands NED 2 1sts, 1 2nd
5 Egon Beyn 34 Germany GER 1 1st
6 Tito Nordio Italy ITA 2 2nds
7 Jacob Andersen 36 Denmark DEN 1 2nd, 3 4ths
8 Gordon Fowler 29 Great Britain GBR 1 2nd, 1 4th, 3 5ths
8 Harold Gaydon Great Britain GBR 1 2nd, 1 4th, 3 5ths
9 Léon Huybrechts 51 Belgium BEL 1 2nd, 1 4th
10 Manfred Curry 28 United States USA 2 3rds
11 Kārlis Klāsens Latvia LAT 1 3rd, 1 5th
12 Rupert Ellis-Brown 47 South Africa RSA 1 3rd
13 Raul Uhl 21 Hungary HUN 1 4th, 1 5th
14T Santiago Amat 40 Spain ESP 2 6ths, 1 7th, 1 10th
14T Charles Laverne 24 France FRA 2 6ths, 1 7th, 1 10th
14T Louis Pauly France FRA 2 6ths, 1 7th, 1 10th
16 Henri Fivaz Switzerland SUI 1 6th, 2 7ths
17 Rudolf Winter Czechoslovakia TCH 1 6th, 1 8th
18T Adam Wolff 28 Poland POL 1 7th, 2 8ths
18T Władysław Krzyżanowski 22 Poland POL 1 7th, 2 8ths
19 Robert Johanny Austria AUT 1 9th
AC Émile Barral 36 Monaco MON